Busk at Summer Fest

Join the biggest street party of the year in West Seattle. Busk at Summer Fest, 2018. Complete the busker form for your placement.

Busking at Summer Fest West Seattle Junction

Photo Credit:  Andy Photos

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Curious Kidstuff Finger Knitting Workshop

Curious Kidstuff West Seattle Junction

DATE: Thursday, June 28th 2018

TIME: 3:30 – 5:30pm

LOCATION: Curious Kids Stuff @ 4740 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

PRICE: $35 (material included)

This workshop can be a great intro to knitting or simply a fun get together for the kids where they can learn some new skills and create something unique. The workshop is suitable for ages 8 to 10. After a very brief introduction about knitting arts and learning some fun facts about fibers, yarn and knitting tools, the kids will learn and practice finger knitting by completing a couple of fun projects.

Please, have your children bring a water bottle.

We encourage to sign up as soon as possible to reserve a spot.


Requirements: None

TO REGISTER PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545aca62da3f49-finger


Notification of Special Event in the Junction


WHAT: West Seattle Summer Fest
WHERE: West Seattle Junction – California Ave SW from SW Edmunds St to SW Genesee
St, SW Alaska St from 42nd Ave SW to 44th Ave SW

DATE(s): July 13-15

TIME(s): 10am – 11pm Friday and Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday

WHO: West Seattle Junction Association

CONTACT: Lora Swift 425.445.5672 Oliver Little 206.403.8507

On July 13th-15th, our organization The West Seattle Junction Association will be producing a special
event in the Junction neighborhood called Summer Fest. The Junction Neighborhood has hosted
Summer Fest for 36 years. We are thrilled to host Summer Fest in your neighborhood and it’s important
to us that we are communicating clearly with you, the neighbors.

• Event hours are from Friday, July 13th 10am to Sunday, July 15th 5pm.
• We will be loading in beginning at 6pm on July 12th, and will load out until 11pm on July 15th.
• We will leave your neighborhood as we found it: litter and recycling will be handled by Recology
and Waste Management.
• During the event hours, we expect between 5,000 to 15,000 attendees per day.
• Streets may be closed or have limited vehicle and/or pedestrian access between the hours of
4pm on July 12th through 11pm on July 15th. See the attached map for specifics.
• We will have amplified sound during the hours of 12pm to 11pm on July 13th and 14th and 12pm
to 4pm on July 15th.
o Sound will be from the North stage on California Ave near Genesee see map

We are working closely with the City of Seattle Special Events Committee to minimize the impacts of the
event. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and positive experience in your neighborhood.

If you or any of the surrounding residents and businesses have questions or comments about impacts of
this event, please email us at:

Lora Swift, Executive Director West Seattle Junction Association
4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A Seattle WA 98126

Chris Swenson, Chair City of Seattle – Special Events Office
PO Box 94708 Seattle, WA 98124

See PDF of notification here.


Late Summer Wine Walk in the Junction

Friday, September 28th

5pm to 9pm

In the West Seattle Junction

West Seattle Wine Walk

Tickets $25 advance or $30 to include a 6-bottle insulated wine carrier. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! 

Limited $30 day of event.

The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of West Seattle, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest.

Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy tastings from 15 different wineries, each showcasing a unique variety of wines.

Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders. You can drop off bottles of wine at the valet located at Capers. Additional Wine Walk tasting tickets will be available at Capers for $1.00 per ticket. Only ticket-holding attendees can purchase additional tasting tickets.

Ten tasting tickets, light snacks, complete with a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.

Purchase tickets online or at Capers located at 4525 California Ave SW in the heart of the Junction the day of the event.

Capers shop the fall home sale on furniture, rugs, pillows and candles.

Carmilia’s will offer 15% off clothing during Wine Walk.

Click! Design that Fits all wine related items will be 20% off during Wine Walk.

Funky Janes 25% off the entire store during Wine Walk.

Jan’s Beauty Supply will be offering 20% off the whole store during the Wine Walk hours.

John L. Scott hosting brokers will have two ‘enter-to-win’ drawings for two prizes: Wine-Themed Goody Basket and Complimentary Wine Tasting Tour for 6 (to the Woodinville Winery).

Menashe Jewelers 30% off the entire store during Wine Walk hours 5 pm to 9pm.

Verity Credit Union offering our 5% APY Interest Checking account.

Virago Gallery trunk show with Astor+Orion.

West Seattle Verizon new iPhone XS and XS MAX on a buy one get one free deal along with the Apple 8’s at a $100 off.

Wild Rose’s 20% of all Tyler candles during Wine Walk.

Start planning your Wine Walk here by checking out the wineries the local businesses will the hosting.

Bakery NouveauNota Bene
Camilia'sWelcome Road
CapersViscon Cellars
Click!Mercer Wine Estates
FluertStructure Cellars Winery
Funky JanesNine Hats Wines
Jan's Beauty SupplyLong Road Winery
John L. ScottDeLille Cellars
Menashe JewelerAluel Cellars
Next to NatureThe Woodhouse Wine Estates
VerityPatterson Cellars
ViragoT2 Cellar
West Seattle VerizonScarlet Oak Barrels
Wild RosesMichael Florentino cellars
WindermereDrum Roll Wine
WindermereTruthTeller Winery

Questions for the Junction Association? Email us here.

Find out more here how to volunteer with the Junction.




PAWrade at the Grand Parade

Junction Pawrade


Calling all pups and their families. It’s time to register here for the Junction PAWrade! FREE! With trophies for the best in four categories including Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Dog and Owner Combo and Best Dog and Kid Combo (12 and under). July 21st before the Rotary Grand Parade. Meet at California Ave SW and SW Genesee (4400 California Ave SW).

Get a group of people together and walk, it’s a fun way to socialize your dogs. Do you own a dog service? Get your clients together! You can include a group or business name on the registration form.

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Thanks to the PAWrade Supporters:

Greentree Animal Hospital

Furry Faces Foundation

Emerald City Pet Rescue

West Seattle Animal Hospital

Next to Nature

Close to Home Pet Services

VCA West Seattle Veterinary Hospital

Businesses, help spread the word! Download the PAWrade poster below, post to your social media, then tag the Junction on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. IG and Twitter #westseattlejunction #PAWrade. We’ll add you to the list of PAWrade supporters.


See the PAWrade poster here as a PDF.

Junction Reuse and Recycle with Shredding

Recycling and Reuse West Seattle Junction

Your West Seattle neighborhood reuse and recycle collection event – now with SHREDDING.

Saturday, June 30th
9am to 1pm
The Second Annual Reuse and Recycle event is happening in the West Seattle Junction Parking Lot located on the corner of SW Oregon and 42nd Ave SW.


(i.e. washers, dryers, and refrigerators)
(any condition except wet)
(i.e. Computers, DVD players and TVs)
Small furniture items
For detailed list of what’s accepted visit wmnorthwest.com/seattle


Automotive waste
Broken furniture
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
Construction waste
Hazardous waste
Car seats
Household batteries
Non-recyclable or non-reusable items
Staff reserves the right to refuse items that are not listed, contaminated, or too large.
For more information on where to dispose of items not accepted visit: seattle.gov/Util/MyServices/WhereDoesItGo/
Would you like to volunteer for the event? We are looking for traffic control volunteers who can assist in keeping the lines of cars going and helping our neighbors get to the right recycling station. Sign up here on the volunteer web page.

Spring Wine Walk in the Junction

We can only describe this Wine Walk as one filled with excited and vibrant people as they strolled the Junction! The May 18th, 2018 Wine Walk brought the neighborhood together enjoying a springtime evening event. 15 wineries were paired up with Junction merchants who offered small bites along with wine tastings from some of the area’s best cellars.

Photos by T. Littlejohn and JW Frampton Photography

Watch for the Late Summer Wine Walk September 28th, 2018.

Find out more here how to volunteer with the Junction.




West Seattle Outdoor Movie 2018 Season

The West Seattle Outdoor Movies lineup has just been announced! Packed full of action from Wonder Woman to Black Panther, 2018 is going to be a season of excitement. Now in the 14th year, your Junction merchants are pleased to continue to bring this free event to West Seattle.

2018 Movies

  • Saturday, July 21st Wonder Woman 2017 PG13
  • Saturday, July 28th The Secret Life of Pets 2016 PG
  • Saturday, August 4th Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 PG13
  • Saturday, August 11th A Wrinkle in Time 2018 PG
  • Saturday, August 18th Coco 2017 PG
  • Saturday, August 25th Black Panther 2018 PG13

Bring your blankets, chairs family & friends for the 14th year of the WS Outdoor Movies. Located by the Fauntleroy/West Seattle YMCA at the NEW festival street with now more room to enjoy the West Seattle Outdoor Movies.  All movies start at dusk and are FREE. Gates open at 6:30pm. Concessions and raffles too, all proceeds go to charity.

Find the West Seattle Outdoor Movies on Facebook and Twitter.

Second Annual Ladies Night

West Seattle Junction

The 2nd Annual Ladies Night at Junction True Value is on June 20th from 6pm – 8 pm.

There will be prizes, drawings and vendor demonstrations. The 1st 100 ladies will receive a bag filled with goodies. All ladies can take advantage of 20% off store-wide savings and 10% off power tools (excluding stihl products and sale items).

Refreshments and yummy snacks will be served. Ladies only!

Come and join the fun!

Junction True Value is located at 4747 44th Ave SW

Facebook event here.

A Rebirth for the West Seattle Murals

Murals of West Seattle

A gift of $100,000 to West Seattle Junction Association from Adah Cruzen, in honor of late husband Earl Cruzen, undergirds campaign to restore Murals of West Seattle

The West Seattle Junction Association is deeply grateful to announce receipt of a $100,000 contribution from longtime Alki resident Adah Rhodes Cruzen that will jumpstart restoration of the nearly 30-year-old historical Murals of West Seattle.

Cruzen made the contribution this month on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Earl Cruzen, who is widely recognized as the “father of the murals” and who died Jan. 23, 2017, at the age of 96.

“This extraordinary gift will spark the rebirth of our beloved Murals of West Seattle,” says Lora Swift, executive director of the West Seattle Junction Association. “We are thrilled by Adah Cruzen’s generosity and once again inspired by the vision and hard work of Earl Cruzen to create a unique project to inspire our community.”

All of the 11 murals were painted in or near the West Seattle Junction except one (“Morgan Street Market”), which is seven blocks south at Morgan Junction. Dan Austin, owner of Peel and Press in the Morgan Junction, has led a fundraising effort to restore the Morgan mural since 2015.  Last month, plans were announced, based on contributions from the building owner and Morgan Community Association and a discount from mural restorer Bob Henry, to begin restoration of the Morgan mural this summer.

“My goal in restoring the Morgan Junction mural is to reignite interest around all of Murals of West Seattle,” Austin says. “So many people before us worked tirelessly to make these murals a reality. Adah’s amazing gift will allow these to remain part of West Seattle for generations to enjoy.”

Cruzen says she made the contribution to honor her late husband, a lifelong resident and business leader of West Seattle. “Earl loved the murals,” she says, “and he would be delighted to be able to give them new life.”

Adah Cruzen West Seattle Junction

The Cruzen gift, Swift says, will be married to an existing fund of $3,800 for mural restoration and a recent $5,000 grant from the West Seattle Garden Tour to provide the lion’s share of a campaign to restore the Junction’s 11 historical murals to their former glory.

The Murals of West Seattle project has a homegrown history. As chair of the then-Junction Development Committee (a combination of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, West Seattle Junction Association and West Seattle Trusteed Properties), Earl Cruzen originated the project with the help of fellow West Seattleite Moe Beerman after the two and their wives visited similar mural sites in southwestern Washington and Chemainus, B.C.

During five summers from 1989 to 1993, world-renowned artists created the Murals of West Seattle, based on historical photographs from the Duwamish peninsula provided by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Of the original 11 murals, nine remain in their original locations. In 2016, one (“Alki in the Twenties”) was re-created in a different location on the same property, and another (“Midnight Call”) was taken down. Over the past three decades, while two murals have gotten touch-ups, all of the existing murals have suffered the ravages of weather and graffiti.

Full restoration of the murals will cost in the neighborhood of $195,000, Swift says, and additional funds will be raised via crowd-funding and other methods.

The West Seattle Junction Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and contributions to the association for the mural-restoration fund are tax-deductible.

The goal is to raise funds not only to restore the existing murals but also to recreate the “Midnight Call” mural. Further, Swift and Austin aim to establish a yearly fundraising event to maintain the condition of existing murals and add new ones.

More background on the Murals of West Seattle is available at this web page of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

An obituary and eulogy for Earl Cruzen is available at this web page of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Here is a complete list of the Murals of West Seattle, in chronological order of their creation in 1989-1993:

Mural #1: West Seattle Ferries by Bill Garnet

Mural #2: The Junction by Eric Grohe

Mural #3: Midnight Call by Don Barrie (removed in 2016)
4713 44TH AVE SW

Mural #4: Mosquito Boat Landing by Susan Tooke

Mural #5: The First Duwamish Bridge by Robert Dafford
4740 44TH AVE SW

Mural #6: Morgan Street Market by Bruce Rickett

Mural #7: Alki in the Twenties by Bruce Rickett (re-created in 2016)

Mural #8: Tuesday Bank Day by Alan Wylie

Mural #9: The Hi Yu Parade by Lanny Little

Mural #10: The Old Mud Hole by Mike Svob
4520 44TH AVE SW

Mural #11: Press Day by Alan Wylie
4727 44TH AVE SW

Including the (unofficial) 12th Mural: Walking on Logs

You can donate now to the Mural Project, your donation is tax deductible as the Junction Association is a nonprofit.

Make checks payable to: West Seattle Junction Association

Mail check to:

West Seattle Junction Association

c/o Mural Project

4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A

Seattle, WA 98116

The Junction will send you a receipt.


Morgan Community Association morganjunction.org

Peel and Press www.peelandpressws.com

Murals of West Seattle www.facebook.com/muralsofwestseattle

West Seattle Garden Tour www.westseattlegardentour.org

Southwest Seattle Historical Society www.loghousemuseum.org/blog/what-is-the-future-of-the-murals-of-west-seattle

Obituary and eulogy for Earl Cruzen www.loghousemuseum.org/blog/advisory-council-member-earl-cruzen-father-of-the-murals-of-west-seattle-has-died